Involuntary Commitment

We oppose the involuntary commitment of any person to a mental institution. The power of the State of California to institutionalize an individual who has not been convicted of a crime is a violation of the individual’s rights. We further advocate:

  1. The repeal of all laws permitting involuntary psychiatric treatment, or forbidding voluntary termination of treatment.
  2. The discontinuation of all government or government-sponsored programs for observational study, experimentation, or treatment.
  3. An end to all involuntary treatment by such means as electro-shock, psychosurgery, drug therapy, and aversion therapy.
  4. The privatization of all state-financed mental institutions.